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The electron beam ion trap

This animation demonstrates the electron beam ion trap (EBIT), which uses a focused beam of electrons to make and trap highly charged ions. The EBIT allows researchers to create and study conditions that mimic those in solar flares or fusion reactors. Photo credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (CC-BY) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (CC-BY)

April 2019 • NIST • • Tagged: Animation